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Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle looks on as CEO Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems, Dr. Ram Raju speaks during a news conference, Monday, April 2, 2012, to announce plans for a sweeping worksite wellness program that will engage Cook County's 22,000 employees in healthy lifestyle programs. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

Dr. Raju’s Check Up

Six months ago Dr. Ram Raju took command of the ailing Cook County health system. His prime mission: Stop the money hemorrhage. That’s vital because as the county’s health and hospital system budget goes, so goes the county’s financial health…. [Read More]


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Dr. Terry Mason Talks about Getting Yourself Tested in 2012

Cook County’s chief medical officer, Dr. Terry Mason, joins us to talk about the county’s STD testing initiative on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. The county has some of the highest levels of STD infection in the country, with the… [Read More]


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Strategic Advantage – Modern Healthcare

Dr. Ram Raju more than 20 years ago transitioned his career as a trauma surgeon to the executive side of healthcare. Dr. Raju became CEO to the third largest public healthcare safety net in the City of Chicago this past October…. [Read More]


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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Urges Residents to Get Yourself Tested

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Aims to Test 5,000 Patients Get Yourself Tested Campaign kicks off April 4, 2011 CHICAGO— In response to the staggering rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among youth in the Chicagoland area, the Cook… [Read More]


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Cook County Springs into Health with New Worksite Wellness Initiative

  Cook County Springs Into Health With New Worksite Wellness Initiative   President Preckwinkle alongside Dr. Raju announced today a broad worksite wellness initiative, “Spring Into Health!” to engage Cook County’s 22,000 employees in a culture of health and fitness.  As part of… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju discusses Cook County Health System with Modern Healthcare

Inequality, in terms of access to care, is a problem both  in America and Dr. Ram Raju’s native India. Raju, CEO of the  government-run Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago, shared his  stories about how India’s caste system, which… [Read More]


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Dr. Claudia Fegan Discusses Affordable Care Act on MSNBC

As the fate of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the “Affordable Care Act,” rests on a decision made by nine Supreme Court justices, the Up w/ Chris Hayes panelists – including former President Obama advisor Neera Tanden, the Washington… [Read More]


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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Launches New Website

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced a newly launched website for all Cook County residents and patients. The up-to-date website www.cookcountyhhs.org will offer information on hospital locations, health news, patient services, and special news & events. The website serves as an… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Joins Senator Dick Durbin, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Danny Davis to Talk Health Care Laws

Chicago, IL (March 23, 2012) -Today, Dr. Ram Raju joined alongside U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) and individuals who have been helped by the new health care law at the Thompson… [Read More]


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John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Chief Operating Officer Awarded “Soul of Medicine”

Cook County Health & Hospitals System Congratulates Dr. Claudia Fegan John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Chief Medical Officer Awarded “Soul of Medicine” CHICAGO- The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) Claudia Fegan is the newest recipient of the 2nd… [Read More]